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Redmond’s Nintendo of America Has Cool New Releases

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Nintendo of America has just announced several new games for the 3DS that will be released just before the holidays. According to Nintendo’s website, there are two Mario games for the 3DS, and a Legend of Zelda for the Wii.

The release of Super Mario 3D Land for the Nintendo 3DS will be on Sunday, November 13. In this first-ever true 3D Mario platforming adventure, players can scout levels and find secrets before they play using the built-in gyro sensor feature of the Nintendo 3DS system, according to Nintendo’s official website. The game will feature propeller blocks and will have StreetPass functionality. The second release, Mario Kart 7 will be available Sunday, December 4. Nintendo says Mario Kart 7 will include a new optional first-person driving mode that is controlled using the gyro sensor. The game also introduces new playable characters like Lakitu and Metal Mario, and a tricks system like the one in Mario Kart for the Wii.

Nintendo is pulling out all the stops in honor of the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword launches Sunday, November 20 is one of the biggest projects in Nintendo history, with over 100 employees working over five years to make this new game. The game features a boss challenge mode and, for players who need assistance, optional hint movies as helps.

Also a part of Zelda’s 25th anniversary, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition will be available as a free download between September 28, 2011, and Feb. 20, 2012. Nintendo says that players can download the Nintendo DSiWare version of the game using their Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL systems, or by accessing the Nintendo eShop with a Nintendo 3DS system (wireless broadband Internet access is required for download). It can be played as a single-player game or with up to four players who have downloaded it. All wirelessly.

Looking into 2012, Nintendo is excited to announce the release of a new Mario tennis game. Details will be forthcoming. For more information on upcoming products from Nintendo, check out http://www.nintendo.com.

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